Idioms using words for weatherraining cats and dogs– raining very hard. Wow! Look outside. It’s raining cats and dogs.
(to be) full of hot air– a person who talks a lot and says things that aren’t completely true. He’s always talking about how he is going to find gold in the river. I don’t believe him. I think he’s full of hot air.
when it rains it pours– nothing happens and then everything happens. Nobody ever visits my house and then 10 people come. When it rains, it pours.
sunny (as an adjective)- happy or pleasant. The new office girl has a very sunny personality.
a breeze– easy. That test was a breeze.
a fair-weathered friend– a person who is only your friend when everything is good.
under the weather– feeling bad. Joan felt under the weather after she failed her history exam.
cloud nine– wonderful place or feeling. After I got my dream job I was on cloud nine.
weather the storm– survive during difficult times. Even though my father lost his job, we were able to weather the storm. Now everything is better.
Now you try…Fill in the blanks with idioms from above. Check your answers by clicking on the arrow t the bottom of the exercise.
1. I am always so happy to see Alexis. She is such a person.
2. Mike always talks about how great he is. I think he is .
3. I don’t think you should go outside right now. It’s really .
4. I have felt since I lost my job.
5. Janice was so happy when she began dating Jake. She was on .
6. Do you know how to fix a car. Sure, it’s .
7. When I had money, Stacy was my friend. Now I’m poor and I realize Stacy is .
8. The store was empty for an hour but suddenly a lot of people came. .
9. My family lost our house in an earthquake. It was a very hard time for us but we were able to .
Check your answers here. 1. sunny 2. full of hot air 3. raining cats and dogs 4. under the weather 5. cloud nine 6. a breeze 7. a fair-weathered friend 8. When it rains, it pours 9. weather the storm